|(a) Preparation for the certification of educators
may be delivered by an institution of higher education, regional education
service center, public school district, or other entity approved by
the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) under §228.10
of this title (relating to Approval Process).
(b) The preparation of educators shall be a collaborative
effort among public schools accredited by the Texas Education Agency
(TEA) and/or TEA-recognized private schools; regional education service
centers; institutions of higher education; and/or business and community
interests; and shall be delivered in cooperation with public schools
accredited by the TEA and/or TEA-recognized private schools. An advisory
committee with members representing as many as possible of the groups
identified as collaborators in this subsection shall assist in the
design, delivery, evaluation, and major policy decisions of the educator
preparation program (EPP). The approved EPP shall approve the roles
and responsibilities of each member of the advisory committee and
shall meet a minimum of twice during each academic year.
(c) The governing body and chief operating officer
of an entity approved to deliver educator preparation shall provide
sufficient support to enable the EPP to meet all standards set by
the SBEC and shall be accountable for the quality of the EPP and the
candidates whom the program recommends for certification.
(d) All EPPs must be implemented as approved by the
SBEC as specified in §228.10 of this title.
(e) Proposed amendments to an EPP must be submitted
to the TEA staff and be approved prior to implementation. Significant
amendments, related to the five program-approval components specified
in §228.10(a) of this title, must be approved by the SBEC to
become effective. The EPP will be notified in writing of the approval
or denial of its proposal within 60 days following a determination
by the SBEC.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §228.20 adopted to be effective July 11, 1999, 24 TexReg 5011; amended to be effective December 14, 2008, 33 TexReg 10016; amended to be effective October 27, 2014, 39 TexReg 8388